Istanbul Jewellery Show Hailed A Success
HAILED A SUCCESS
The Istanbul Jewelry Show, which was held from March 20-23, once again provided an ideal platform for international buyers and sellers to network and conduct business. The 38th edition of the show organised by UBM Rotaforte brought together manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and industry professionals with a bigger selection of products.
Held at the Istanbul Fair Center, the sections included fine gold and pearl jewellery, silver jewellery, diamond & precious stone jewellery, loose diamonds, precious and semi-precious stones, pearls, watches, jewellery display & packaging materials, gemmological labs, transportation, software, safes, machinery, jewellery tools and equipment.
Some 1,200 exhibitors from 25 countries including Turkey, Belgium, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, U.S. A. and Thailand participated in the trade show that was spread over six halls totalling 60,000 sq m. The show drew in 26,974 top buyers and industry professionals, of which 73% were locals while 27% were from 111 countries.
“We are totally satisfied with the Istanbul Jewelry Show held in March 2014. We received good business, especially from Lebanon , Israel and Azerbaijan,” commented Abdullah Sanlı, Sade-Is, Turkey.
Another exhibitor, Helena Taş, Cetaş, Turkey, informed, “Our company has been participating in the March and October exhibitions since a very long time. The March 2014 edition has been a successful one. We developed new business contacts during the fair and had orders mainly from Iran, Iraq and North Africa buyers.”
First-time exhibitor Vishal Mehta of H. Dipak, Belgium was also happy with the show. “Although this is our first time at the show, we received very good results. We made new contacts mostly from Turkey, Iran and Russia.”
The show recorded an uptrend in exhibitor numbers, exhibition space and number of visitors at the show, which confirmed both the fair’s international importance and also highlights Istanbul’s status in the global jewellery trade.
“The show was excellent for our company. Our designs and product groups caught the attention of Dubai as well as other Arabic countries’ buyer delegations. We did good business,” said Yılmaz Tapar of Tapar Kuyumculuk, Turkey.
Most of the buyers were from Turkey, Russian Federation, Iran, Greece, Iraq, India, UAE, Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco, Israel, Tunisia, Egypt, Italy, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Macedonia, Ukranie, Bulgaria and Syria.
“The fair is very good. It is nice to see new designs and new companies at the show. We have already placed orders with Arpaş, Koçak and Roberto Bravo,” commented Savic Dragan - ZLatara Rubin, Bosnia.